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Latest news on WCEN projects, events in the community, current news and blogs from WCEN workers and those in our Network.

NMC publishes research findings into Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) representation in FtP cases The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has today published the findings of research led by Professor West from the University of Greenwich, exploring the progress and outcomes of black and minority ethnic (BME) nurses and midwives going through our fitness to

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The UK’s health and social care sector is chronically dependent on migration. The NHS and social care providers – which support vulnerable adults, children in need or at risk, and elderly people – employ 11% of the UK’s 2.1 million EU migrant workers. For a sector already suffering massive staff shortages, and reeling from six years

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The case studies in this report show how public health and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) are working together to make a real difference to people’s health and wellbeing. Local government has always been a close partner to the VCSE sector, and now, with public health colleagues, we are able to go

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A look back to 2012…   After decades of lobbying governments to address the disproportionately poor outcomes of people from black and minority ethnic groups (BME) in mental health services in Britain, psychiatrist Suman Fernando claims that under the coalition government there is a “huge” risk of race “falling under the radar altogether”. Fernando, 80,

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This report argues for giving citizens greater control over their own health and care, so that services are redesigned around their needs and aspirations, to improve health outcomes, and to save money by supporting people better to manage their conditions themselves. ‘In a world where most healthcare demand comes from patients with long-term conditions, the

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